Morrissey Cancels Tour Due to Illness

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    British singer Morrissey has cancelled all remaining shows in his U.S. tour, including one at the Chicago Theater next weekend.

    British singer Morrissey has cancelled all remaining shows in his U.S. tour, including one at the Chicago Theater next weekend.

    The Smiths’ former frontman was hospitalized last weekend in San Francisco, and, according to a press release, has no plans to continue with the present tour due to ongoing medical problems.

    The release also said that Morrissey is “bitterly disappointed” and that he apologizes for the inconvenience.

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    "It takes a lifetime to find the right words, and at the moment, I haven't got them,” Morrissey said in a statement. “I've been a colossal pain where this continuously unpredictable illness is concerned, and now the physical limits have been reached. The tour had, in fact, been fantastic for all of us - a new slice of life full of concentrated power. The audiences everywhere have given so much, although I know that neither of us will ever receive our due. I hope this isn't the end, and I hope there will be other chances, minus the heavy burden of illness. Knots of grief today, but full of resolve for tomorrow."

    This is the second time in less than two months that the 53-year-old British rocker has been felled by an illness.

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    He was previously hospitalized in Michigan in January for what turned out to be a bleeding ulcer, prompting him to reschedule a string of shows.

    Morrissey subsequently resumed the tour on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas. The English crooner then made headlines a few weeks ago after pulling out of a planned performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to protest his fellow guests, the duck-hunting stars of the A&E reality hit "Duck Dynasty."

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    Refunds for the remaining shows are available at point of purchase.